Right-wing extremist and proud Romney supporter Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade and owner of the both the Chicago Cubs and the Ricketts Plan for Inciting Racist Hatred, is seeking TAXPAYER FINANCING for planned renovations to Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
Republicans. It’s what they are.
Next to the Dodgers, there has been one other team in the National League that I’ve always hated: The Cubs. Long Live The Jinx of The Billygoat.
Yesterday, Palmetto Public Record exclusively reported that the Internal Revenue Service has been investigating since March of 2011 the Sikh worship center run by Gov. Haley’s father. At least five lawsuits have been filed against the Sikh Society of South Carolina since 2010, alleging that the group bilked contractors out of nearly $130,000 for the construction of a new temple.
Gov. Haley is reported to have managed the temple’s finances as late as 2003, and our sources believe any indictment would center on what happened to the missing money.
It reported on Obama’s opposition to investigations into Bush crimes of torture and warrantless eavesdropping - opposition revealed only after he was safely elected - and it explained that “because every President eventually leaves office, incoming chief executives have an incentive to quash investigations into their predecessor’s tenure.” As I wrote in the book about this article: “In other words, by letting criminal bygones be bygones within the executive branch, presidents uphold a gentleman’s agreement to shield either other from accountability for any crimes they might want to commit in office.”
It’s the same reason that media elites and others are so opposed to these investigations as well: elites obviously benefit from elite immunity, and so have an interest in not subverting it when other elites commit crimes. I have no doubt that part of Obama’s reluctance was political - a belief that applying the rule of law to Bush, Cheney and others would create political turbulence for him - but a significant motivating factor was undoubtedly the desire not to have his own actions investigated once he leaves office if the GOP controls the Executive Branch (and, thus, the Justice Department).
This is one of the biggest problems about the pure ideological operation of the market economy… if people aren’t going to consume, if they aren’t going to continue to prop up the flawed system - even if it’s because they work dead end jobs or got retrenched due to the GFC or whatever - then they can go off into a corner and die, for all the market cares. That is what people mean - in its truest form - when they talk about letting the market decide.
And the people driving this ideology are the ones that do have the money, that do continue to consume and will never have to be concerned that they won’t be able to cover their own bills that get them good health care and good food that stops them needing the health care.
The morons of the middle class that are out there waving banners around for the Tea Party, that think they’re part of the winning team who won’t ever need to worry about that sort of stuff, a lot of them are being conned by the big money behind the Tea Party and are really just a couple of strikes of bad luck away from being the ones that can’t afford to cover their monthly bills or care for their children if they get sick. When that happens, in a world where (their) demands have become reality, or closer to reality as we’re seeing now, the market will tell them, too, to just fuck off and die.